What Happened on May 26, 1980

Historical Events

  • Dietmar Mogenburg of West Germany ties high jump record at 7'8"
  • Soyuz 36 carries cosmonauts Valery Kubasov and 1st Hungarian in space Bertalan Farkas to Salyut 6
1980 Highlights

About May 26, 1980

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 42 years, 8 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Memorial Day (United States), Spring Bank Holiday (United Kingdom)

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Funkytown - Lipps, Inc.
  • UK #1 Song: Theme From M*A*S*H (Suicide Is Painless) - Mash